spark arrester

spark arrester
spark arrester
n.
any device used to prevent sparks from escaping, as from a chimney

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  • Spark arrester — Spark Spark, n. [OE. sparke, AS. spearca; akin to D. spark, sperk; cf. Icel. spraka to crackle, Lith. sprag[ e]ti, Gr. ? a bursting with a noise, Skr. sph?rj to crackle, to thunder. Cf. {Speak}.] 1. A small particle of fire or ignited substance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spark arrester — noun 1. electrical device to reduce sparking when electrical contacts are opened or closed • Hypernyms: ↑electrical device 2. a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack • Syn: ↑sparker • Hypernyms: ↑net, ↑network, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spark arrester — 1. a device, consisting of wire netting or other material, used to stop or deflect sparks thrown from an open fireplace, a smokestack, or the like. 2. Elect. a device to reduce sparking at contacts where a circuit is opened and closed. [1825 35,… …   Universalium

  • spark arrester — n. wire net or other material used to stop or capture sparks thrown from an open fireplace or a chimney; device used to diminish electric sparking at contacts where a circuit is opened and closed (Electricity) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spark arrester — A device which hinders flames from exiting the exhaust pipe …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • spark arrester — A device upon a chimney, sometimes required of the proprietor of an industrial plant in order to obviate or lessen the danger of fires ignited by sparks. Anno; 25 ALR 994 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Spark — Spark, n. [OE. sparke, AS. spearca; akin to D. spark, sperk; cf. Icel. spraka to crackle, Lith. sprag[ e]ti, Gr. ? a bursting with a noise, Skr. sph?rj to crackle, to thunder. Cf. {Speak}.] 1. A small particle of fire or ignited substance which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spark consumer — Spark Spark, n. [OE. sparke, AS. spearca; akin to D. spark, sperk; cf. Icel. spraka to crackle, Lith. sprag[ e]ti, Gr. ? a bursting with a noise, Skr. sph?rj to crackle, to thunder. Cf. {Speak}.] 1. A small particle of fire or ignited substance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spark killer — spark killer, Electricity. a spark arrester …   Useful english dictionary

  • spark|er — «SPAHR kuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that produces sparks. 2. Electricity. a spark arrester …   Useful english dictionary

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